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    Please update the top section bullet point. People have a big misconception on the fines… they are even more sever than “4%”. As the law reads it is:

    Lower tier: Up to €10 million, or 2% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, whichever is higher

    Higher tier: Up to €20 million, or 4% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, whichever is higher

    The key provision being “whichever is higher” !!!! I feel that most are overlooking this.

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    great piece which tackles several social implications of GDPR and in particular its significance for denizens based in the US of A. It could be nice to have an additional and more technical paper about what GDPR effectively does.
    Cheers, and keep up the good work ! Sebastien JF

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      Hello Sebastien, please look at this explainer, written by a community member, on GDPR itself which might elucidate what GDPR effectively does.

      https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/21/technology/the-general-data-protection-regulation-explained/50774/

      Thank you for your kind words.

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        Hi Linh, I had read it, but this companion piece is focusing on legal aspects mostly highlighting differences with the US, not really what it means for organisations and people. For example, there is a discussion beyond the internet, for example on health data, which in Europe were up to GDPR in theory mostly forbidden to sell by hospitals (with big variations per country). So a potentially interesting aspect is what will happen now ? And for banking information ? And data about mobility from phone companies ? And the companies, what do they have to change ? I know that some parties like research hospitals have had updates to or setup of their data management agreements with “customers”, many did not formally have one in place for all before. And so on, I see many practical aspects popping up when scratching with that question in mind.
        Anyway, the idea to accompany your social piece by a more technical one was neither new nor lost, good! Cheers.

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          Ah I see. Yes we could certainly expand on how GDPR will affect different industries. I was fascinated by how it affected AI, for example. One of the biggest concerns is implementation and practicality – if I suggest doing an explainer on that, would you like to contribute to it? Thanks Sebastien.

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            Well I would for sure “contribute” by doing searches, drafting points, reading drafts, commenting, and so on, all taking into account that beyond my redaction style’s limitations, my current information level on this topic is not very high (hence my original interest 😉

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              Ah, gotcha. Well those points are certainly helpful. I’ll connect with you re drafting points if I ever get the piece going. 😉

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    Just be aware that it is a little inaccurate to say that individuals will own their personal data under the GDPR. The GDPR is based on human rights and not property rights considerations. In contrast, copyright, which protects creative works by humans, is, along with patents and trademarks, one of the big three intellectual property rights. HTH. Robbie

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      Thanks Robbie, I’ve accepted your edits.

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